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  • Ian McKellen révèle le message caché des films X-Men : la défense des droits des #gays
    http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/Ian-McKellen-revele-le-message-cache-des-films-X-Men-la-defense-des-droits-

    « Bryan m’a complètement vendu le rôle », se souvient #McKellen, "en me disant que"les #Mutants sont comme les gays. Ils sont rejetés par la société sans aucune bonne raison". Et, comme dans tout mouvement pour les droits civiques, ils doivent décider : soit de suivre la politique de Xavier -qui consiste à s’assimiler, s’affirmer et être fier de ce que l’on est, mais en s’entendant bien avec tout le monde- ou soit de suivre la voie alternative -qui est, si nécessaire, d’utiliser la violence pour affirmer vos propres droits. Et c’est vrai. J’ai été confronté à cette division au sein du mouvement des droits des homosexuels." McKellen, qui profite de l’interview pour donner un message d’espoir et d’encouragement aux jeunes gays, estime que beaucoup d’#homosexuels lisent les #comics #X-Men « parce qu’ils se sentent un peu comme des mutants » et n’osent pas se déclarer comme tels.

  • GayStarNews 11-16-2012 « MasterAdrian’s Weblog
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    GayStarNews 11-16-2012
    November 16, 2012

    Hobbit star Ian McKellen narrates gay bullying video

    Young people tell their stories in Stonewall video as Ian McKellen tours schools to tackle bullying of gay, lesbian and bisexual students

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    ‘Kill the gays’ Jamaican singer Beenie Man faces ban

    US gay rights activists protest Beenie Man concert in Chicago over history of homophobic lyrics

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    Christian wins court case over gay marriage Facebook remark

    Housing manager Adrian Smith was demoted and had his salary slashed for saying ‘marriage is for men and women’ on Facebook

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    Freddie Mercury is the Queen of Lego

    Ever wondered what a Lego Freddie Mercury, Quentin Crisp or Grace Jones would look like?

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    Will gay marriage come to Australia before 2014?

    Gay Star News asks five of the key players in the Australian marriage equality debate if gay marriage will come to Australia before 2014. The one-word summary answer is ‘unlikely’.

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    Boy George, Elton John, Jane Lynch, David Hockney among the Out 100

    But Anderson Cooper conspiciously absent from annual list this time around

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    Fijians end roof-top protest in Sydney

    Protest that began over gay rights and other alleged human rights abuses in Fiji ends safely

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    Gallup Poll: 76% of gays voted for Obama while 22% supported Romney

    Among straight voters, each candidate received 49 percent of the vote

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    Gay couple consummate relationship on US soap Days of Our Lives

    But complications arise before they can even put their clothes back on

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    See gay TV stars Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen handle a giant candy python

    The Party Python is made of gummy and feeds up to 300 people

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    Gay stars represent in People’s Choice Awards nods for television comedy

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons and Neil Patrick Harris get nominations

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    Gay icon Cher calls Donald Trump a ‘flaming asshole’

    Pop superstar apologizes for calling The Apprentice star’s hair a ‘cheap rug’ but stands by her call for Macy’s to ‘Dump the Trump’

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    Death of Northern Ireland gay rights veteran is ‘sad loss to all’

    Tributes pour in for PA Maglochlainn, an ‘eccentric’ and ‘tireless’ campaigner who has been at the forefront of NI’s gay rights movement for 30 years

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    Phillesbian’s gay girl guide to Philadelphia

    It’s the City of Brotherly Love but queer girls as well as boys will love discovering Philadelphia. Digital magazine Phillesbian shares top party tips and how to get a kiss from Walt Whitman’s ghost

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    Dan Savage thanks straight allies for gay marriage

    Creator of It Gets Better campaign Dan Savage launches Straight Up Thanks, a photo website recognizing straight people who actively pushed for marriage equality in America’s latest election

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    Nigeria backs law to jail all gays and those who hide them

    Nigeria’s National Assembly has voted for a law to jail all gay people and anyone who fails to report a homosexual to the authorities

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    Gay slur Italian politician wants to lead Berlusconi’s party

    Andrea Di Pietro, local councillor in Vigevano, is now running for the primaries of Silvio Berlusconi’s PDL party

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  • Go Gandalf ! // Ian McKellen: ’My ambition is to get better as an actor’ | Culture | The Guardian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/24/ian-mckellen-50-years-gandalf

    Over the past couple of years, McKellen has visited more than 50 secondary schools on behalf of Stonewall, the campaign group he co-founded. “It’s wonderful,” he says. “I’ve met kids who think they’re anti-gay and you talk to them and it turns out they don’t know much about it, it’s not a subject that is talked about. But [to see] a young gay person who, at 14 knows, and comes out successfully to his parents and family, teachers and friends, it’s astonishing. When you hear people saying, ’You shouldn’t be talking about homosexuality in schools,’ well, if you don’t there is going to be another generation of people who are confused, bewildered, suspicious, threatened. These kids aren’t threatened by it.”

  • Gandalf en campagne contre l’#homophobie // McKellen takes gay tour to schools | Education | The Guardian
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/12/ian-mckellen-gay-tour-schools

    “Do you know any gay people?” asks Sir Ian McKellen asks. Silence. Heads shake. “Well, you do now. I’m gay.” It’s my turn to speak up. “You know two now. I used to go to this school – and I’m gay,” I offer. “You know three now,” a sixth-former chips in. The other pupils don’t look too surprised, and he seems admirably comfortable in his sexuality. Silence. Then: “Erm. Well. You know four now.” Heads shoot around to see a uniformed boy, leaning close to McKellen. Mouths fall slightly open – including mine – but nobody speaks. Then McKellen says, in that mellifluous voice of his, “Well. How about that? It turns out we all know quite a few more gay people than we thought we did.”